Refrigerator completely quit

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Raymond From Groveland, FL

Aug 24, 2012

Refrigerator completely quit due to suspected power surge as a result of daily afternoon thunderstorms. Quit means compressor would not run, LED temperature controls would not light, but fan continued working. First, replaced Start Relay & Capacitor located attached to compressor. This was successful and compressor immediately started. However, Refrigerator controls at Electronic Control Board (ECB)failed to light up indicating no control over over unit. Replaced ECB and unit lit up and control established. The Start Relay & Capacitor are slightly difficult to find as they are black in color and merge into the base of the compressor. It helps to be flexible to remove and replace this unit due to it's difficult location. The ECB is easy to access as it is top inside front behind lights of unit. Plastic housing simply unsnaps for easy removal. Instructions do not tell you to make sure that you re-install the upper narrower control board with press pins toward outside of control face. A simple item but easily overlooked as one has to "pull" at the connecting cable of the two control boards. Success finally after three days. Parts Select was great and item shipped quickly. As a contractor, one can usually figure cost of job at three times the cost of the part. This repair would have approached $600. Cost of parts was $200. Savings were substantial and would recommend DIY provided you have time.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Electronic Control Board (Now subbed to Electronic Control Board)

Part Number: PS5573854

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